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Market Commentary

May 2017 Perspectives – Treading water

Treading water may not be as exciting as swimming full speed ahead, but keeping one’s head above water certainly isn’t a bad thing. It sure beats getting knocked back by a tidal wave. In this quarter’s Perspectives, we draw a…


Market Summary: April 2017

International Stocks Rise, Volatility Remains Low in an Eventful April In April, international stocks continued their strong 2017 performance.  Developed-market stocks (measured by the MSCI EAFE index), which account for much of the value of international stocks, have done well….


Financial Engines Market Update, Q1 2017: A Strong Start for 2017

Building on positive momentum from the end of the year, equity markets got off to a strong start in 2017. They were boosted by strong economic data and increased consumer confidence. The S&P 500 index gained a solid +6.1% in…


From the Hill

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule Is Good for Americans and Should Be Kept in Place

The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and across all branches of the federal government. Regardless of mandates coming out of Washington D.C., we…


The Future of Dodd-Frank and the Impact on Consumers

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…


Today’s Elections Won’t Decide Your Long-Term Financial Future

Americans everywhere have been using a variety of words to describe this election cycle, but “drama-free” certainly hasn’t been one of them. Between the candidates’ one-upsmanship and non-stop media coverage, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and…